June 26, 2013

Week 26: P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday

" Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments." ~ Erma Bombeck

June 18, 2013

Week 25: P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday

Sunsets are so beautiful that they seem almost as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven. ~ John Lubbock

The beach in Mattituck, on the Long Island Sound, is one of our favorite places to spend a peaceful evening.  Just a short walk from our cabin brings us to this spot where we can watch amazing sunsets. Two of my nieces helped me with this week's photo.

June 17, 2013

Week 24: P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday

Hydrangeas are my favorite sign of spring & summer. They green up early with the promise of beautiful, long lasting color come July. The flower buds are just starting to show.

I missed posting for Week 24 on Sweet Shot Tuesday. I'm playing catch up this week.

June 4, 2013

Week 23: P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday

Spring and summer means tomatoes. Hot house, vine, cherry, beef steak, heirloom. There are so many varieties to choose from but the best tomatoes I've ever tasted come from Cooper's Farm in Mattituck NY. They are a deep, beautiful red, inside & out. They taste wonderful without adding salt (one of my husband's favorite ways to eat tomatoes) or balsamic dressing. (my favorite way to eat tomatoes) 

These vine tomatoes are from Waldbaum's. Unfortunately Cooper's tomatoes won't be ready until sometime in July. He put 3000 of his special plants, which were started in a greenhouse, into the ground three weeks ago. This year I thought we'd try to grow some of his special tomatoes in containers at home in Brooklyn. I have a dozen plants which are potted, fertilized and, as of this morning, staked. Several of the plants already have tomatoes growing. I feel like a proud parent and I'm so excited I am tempted to name them. 

But, that would make it a little awkward when it comes time to cut into them.